2004: Jay-Z, Dame and Biggs sell their 50% interest in Roc-A-Fella to Def Jam.Jay-Z is made President of Def Jam and thus takes control of the label. Cam’ron and Dip Set side with their childhood homies./ Took the beat, now come get it back.” Will this beef ever go away? The Dip Set crew have been baiting Jiggaman for a battle since the mid-aughts, largely to no avail barring Jay's LP but we'll get to that.Despite the looming hatchet, Cam and Jimmy actually have quite a bit of history with Jay.1996: Jay-Z forms Roc-A-Fella Records with partners Damon Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke, both of whom Jim and Cam reportedly grew up with in Harlem. which features a cameo from Destiny’s Child (read: Beyoncé) on the song “Do It Again.” It also includes the song “Let Me Know,” which includes numerous subliminal shots (“you rap about money, man, who are you anyway? He signs with Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam later that year and brings his Diplomats crew and boutique record label with him. Buoyed by the Just Blaze-produced single “Oh Boy,” the album goes platinum.1997: Cam’ron signs to Sony/Epic through Lance “Un” Rivera’s Undeas Entertainment. Jay-Z joins Cam on “Welcome To New York City,” a street single from the LP that cements their partnership.As the story goes, Cam wanted Mase to appear in the "Horse & Carriage" music video. A year later, the Harlem rapper leaves Sony/Epic Records and signs with longtime friend Dame Dash in 2001, joining Roc-A-Fella Records. I'll put some dentures in your mouth," Jones exclaimed, before insinuating that Mase was embroiled in beef with a few known Harlem natives before retiring to Atlanta.Mase reportedly asked for close to ,000 for his appearance, which Cam's management at the time, Un Entertainment, refused. With Kanye West and Just Blaze behind the boards and the marketing genius of Dash and Roc-A-Fella, Cam's 2002 album would properly set off the rapper's meteoric rise. He releases an autobiography shortly after, "Revelations: There's a Light After the Lime." , Mase is pulled into a heated back-and-forth with Jones and Cam'ron, who call in during the interview after he explained the reason for his spilt from the crew. "Go back down south with your congregation." In the interview, Mase also confirmed asking for ,000 to appear in Cam'ron's "Horse & Carriage" music video.
The feud looked like it was over on Sunday (November 26) when the two made up on Instagram. [Cam'ron] said something that just pushed me over the edge," he said of the diss track.
2006: Cam’ron releases “You Got To Love It,” a dis track aimed at Jay-Z, alleging that Hov blocked him from taking the VP job at Roc-A-Fella.
He also claims that a gunman who shot him in Washington, DC one year earlier in a botched carjacking threw up the ROC’s diamond hand signal.
Another artist signed to Undeas, Charli Baltimore, is in a short-lived supergroup with Jay-Z and the late Notorious B. 2002: While Jay-Z is away on vacation, Jim Jones announces that Cam’ron has been made a Vice President at Roc-A-Fella.
Jay doesn’t agree with the move and friction between the two begins to surface.